The Citiblog

Around Town: Joy of Sake Returns
March 28, 2024, 7:11.57 pm ET


Photo: Joy of Sake

The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, returns to NYC on April 11th with a record 578 competition-level sakes available to taste alongside sake-inspired appetizers from top restaurants. Exciting newcomers include the newly opened ILIS, Mishik and Sake No Hana join returning favorites Bond St, Sakagura, Gugu Room, Rule of Thirds, Cha An, Sen Sakana, Taru, Juban, Sen Sag Harbor, Amami Bar & Restaurant, Towa, Yopparai and Zuma. Guests will also learn the ancient art of sake-brewing with a walkaround tasting, including over 360 sakes not otherwise available in the U.S. The Joy of Sake will take place on Thursday, April 11th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W. 18th Street, NYC. Tickets are $130 and available at

Photo: Mister Dips

Several Easter activities can be found at the Seaport, including an egg hunt and face painting on Saturday, March 30th in partnership with Mommy Poppins and Brooklyn Bridge Parents. The events will be held at Seaport Square and at The Rooftop on Pier 17 from 11am to 2pm (Rain Date is Sunday, March 31st). Nearby Pearl Alley will be offering Easter themed cocktails and a visit by the Easter Bunny for photo ops. And Mister Dips is offering a special Spring Fling Sundae with coconut crunch, chocolate eggs and pastel sprinkles.


Hop on over to the Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square as we usher in the Spring season. This year’s show, which runs through April 7, is all about Dior. There is a vast array of flowers from all around the world as well as growers in New York State. While there are no guided tours, there are knowledgeable Macy’s Flower Show Ambassadors ready to answer all of your flower questions. Hummingbirds and Butterflies dominate this year’s window displaces. There is a special Dior exhibit on the second floor balcony. The flower show is free. Check out our video on our Instagram page to get a sneak peek.

Mustang Harry’s (7th Ave & 30th, next to MSG) is inviting Knicks fans of all ages to a special meet & greet with New York Knicks Center, Isaiah Hartenstein on April 13th just ahead of the NBA Playoffs. This event, hosted by Pro Athletes Direct, is suited for ALL AGES and ticket holders will get to meet and take a photo with Isaiah Hartenstein and receive their own special autographed item or picture signed onsite. Decked with dozens of HDTVs and premium surround sound throughout the 2-floor space, Mustang Harry's boasts a sweeping 99-foot bar, as well as an elevated menu of American classics and comprehensive selection of 200+ whiskeys, fine spirits, 20+ beers, and handcrafted cocktails for the ultimate NY Knicks fan experience. Tickets start at $80 per person. More info here

Photo: Rosewood Mayakoba Pop-Up at Topping Rose House

Looking for a summer getaway… Ultra-luxury resort Rosewood Mayakoba is returning to the Hamptons this summer for a weekend residency at Topping Rose House (1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike), where it will bring the spirit and flavors of its Mexican Caribbean locale to the idyllic gardens of the Bridgehampton mainstay. The pop-up, now in its second year, will feature a multi-course dining menu, cocktails from the award-winning Zapote Bar, and a full-scale design takeover transporting guests to Rosewood Mayakoba’s lush tropical paradise on the Riviera Maya.

Photo: Rosewood Mayakoba

Over the weekend of July 12, look for Rosewood Mayakoba's acclaimed food & drink alongside live music, lawn games, and other day-to-night interactive elements encouraging guests to gather and linger. Signature dishes include TJ Shrimp Tacos, Crispy Fish & Corn Ribs, and Sweet & Spicy Ceviche. For more information, visit